Lately I have been visiting the Italian Stack community and I saw a lot of people (moderators included) tend to comment chatty things like “welcome to ...”. I know it’s friendly, nice and whatever, but isn’t it against the rules? Some said that small communities like this need to recruit more people and this could be a way to do it. Wouldn’t it be better if people just behaved correctly upvoting and accepting clearly right answers?
When I first registered on stack exchange I only used stack overflow and I always got downvoted/had my questions closed ecc, for less important things.
Plus, people even ask/answer weird things that on more serious websites don’t exist (if not for just a few minutes) or, if they do, they get downvoted.
Here, instead they even get upvoted by a few people (probably just because the ones asking/answering have a lot of reputation or something) and it’s really confusing seeing this kind of difference between those websites.
I love stack Exchange because, unlikely to all others Q&A websites, it is constantly being controlled, so you only find quality content; But I think this uncontrolled (or controlled by a few people) community tend to ruin this brilliant web site.
So my main question is: why do moderators, the ones that more than anybody else should know how to use this website, make such errors (and nobody complains...)?